Project Horse 50/50 Cash Raffle - 2017

Rules & Restrictions


Project Horse Empowerment Center (Project Horse), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is conducting a 50/50 cash raffle.  The raffle is governed by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.

Anyone purchasing a 50/50 raffle ticket agrees to be bound by the following rules and restrictions.  Additionally, by purchasing a ticket, the entrant certifies that they are 18 years of age or older.  No tickets will be sold to persons who have not reached the age of 18 as of May 21, 2017, the date of the drawing.

The purchase price for one raffle ticket is $12 or 5 tickets for $50.  Other than the 5 tickets for $50, no additional discounts will be given for any reason.  The price of the raffle ticket is not tax deductible and is not considered a donation to Project Horse. All entry purchases are final and non-refundable.  One thousand (1,000) raffle tickets are available to be sold.

Tickets can be purchased in person or online via the Project Horse website, www.projecthorse.org, payable by credit card, through 5:00PM EDT Friday May 19, 2017.  Additional raffle tickets may be purchased in person from Project Horse at their Spring Farm Tour & Open House event until 2:00 PM EDT on the drawing date, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Tickets are "bearer instruments" and as such are not transferable and may not be given as gifts to other individuals by the purchaser.  The name associated with the ticket stub will be deemed the winner if the ticket is selected in the drawing.

The purchaser will retain the original printed raffle ticket.  The stub will be entered into the drawing and will be retained by Project Horse.  Any unsold tickets at the time of the drawing will be voided.  Ticket stubs and unsold tickets will be maintained in the possession of Project Horse for a period of three (3) years.

The winner of the raffle will be determined by random drawing. The winner of the drawing will be announced immediately, on Sunday, May 21 at approximately 3:00 PM EDT, at the Spring Farm Tour & Open House event being held at the Project Horse farm location, 18915 Lincoln Road Purcellville, VA 20132.  The winning information will be posted on the Project Horse website (www.projecthorse.org).  Project Horse reserves the right to post the winning information on our social media sites (facebook, Instagram and twitter).  Purchasers do not need to be present to win.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle will receive a cash prize, in the form of a check drawn on Project Horse’s bank account. The winning amount will be 50% of net proceeds of ticket sales. The net proceeds of ticket sales will be determined by the number of tickets sold less the deduction of any quantity discounts, minus credit card processing and other direct raffle-related expenses.

Winner agrees to all raffle rules and restrictions as stated herein and posted on our website, as well as any rules printed on the ticket.  Winner agrees to allow Project Horse to publish their name and photograph(s) on the Project Horse website and social media sites (facebook, Instagram and twitter).

Winner will assume and be responsible for all Federal, State and Local taxes, including but not limited to all applicable sales, use, luxury, income, and special taxes associated with winning a raffle.  Project Horse specifically disclaims all expressed or implied warranties, including, and without limitations, warranties of merchantability. 

The raffle winner must claim the prize within thirty (30) days of the drawing.  If the winner does not claim the prize within thirty (30) days of the drawing, by responding to telephonic, email or other written notice from Project Horse or otherwise, or the prize is refused by the winner, the prize will be forfeited and the total proceeds raised through the sale of the raffle tickets shall remain the property of Project Horse, and used to fulfill its exempt purpose.

If more than one name is noted as purchaser of a ticket, the first listed name shall be the purchaser.  Project Horse shall, will and can have no obligation for payment or delivery of any prize to any person other than the purchaser.  It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to allocate any such prize among the participants in any multiple party entries.

Any drawing may be postponed due to weather or any state of emergency declared by the Mayor of Purcellville, the Governor of Virginia, or the President of the United States. In such event, a new date, place and time for the drawing will be determined by Project Horse, which will be announced on Project Horse's website.

Purchasers of tickets, by participating in the raffle, release Project Horse, its directors, officers, members, agents and their family members from any and all liability, loss or claim arising out of any raffle prize, expressly waive any such claim, and agree that the liability, if any, of Project Horse, its directors, officers, members, agents and their family members shall be limited to the raffle ticket price paid.

Any and all disputes, claims and controversies concerning this raffle shall be submitted to and resolved by binding arbitration, to be conducted under arbitration rules in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Project Horse Directors, employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.

This raffle is void where prohibited.

For additional information, please contact Project Horse at: info@projecthorse.org.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Part 1 –  Scope and Purpose of Raffle

 

A. How many 50/50 raffle tickets will be printed?

1,000

 

B. How much will each 50/50 raffle ticket cost?

$12, or 5 tickets for $50

 

C. What are the anticipated GROSS receipts?

If all 1,000 tickets are sold, gross receipts will be $10,000.

 

D. How will the value of the prize be determined?

There will be one winner of the raffle and they will be entitled to a cash prize that equals 50% of net proceeds of total ticket sales.  The amount of total ticket sales will be determined by the number of tickets sold after deduction of any discounts, credit card processing and other direct raffle-related expenses.

 

E. What will happen if all of the 50/50 raffle tickets are not sold?

A winning ticket will still be drawn and a cash prize calculated as outlined in D, above, will be awarded.

 

F. What if the winner does not claim the cash prize, or they want to donate their winnings back to Project Horse?

If the winner does not claim their prize within 30 days of the drawing, or the prize is refused by the winner within 30 days of the drawing, then the prize shall be null and void.  In this case, another winning ticket will not be drawn, and the total proceeds shall remain the property of Project Horse, used to fulfill its exempt purpose.  The raffle winner may choose to donate their cash prize back to Project Horse.

 

Part 2 – Sales Distribution

 

A. How will the money be controlled?

All monies will be collected via online sales through Project Horse’s website and there will be a digital record of all transactions, as well as transaction and processing fees.

 

B. How will the tickets be handled?

Tickets will be kept in a secure container in Project Horse’s office.  A ticket log will be

kept by the raffle coordinator.  That log will indicate the ticket numbers that have sold.  The raffle coordinator will be responsible for keeping track of the collected monies and associated stubs as well as all unsold tickets.  The raffle coordinator will record the stub information (Name of purchaser, address, email, telephone) and document any unsold tickets in the raffle log.

 

C. How will the tickets be sold to the purchaser and how will the money be collected?

Tickets will be sold via credit card sale through Project Horse’s website, up until 5:00pm EDT Friday May 19, 2017.  Any additional ticket sales will occur in person, via cash payment, at the Spring Farm Tour & Open House event held at Project Horse on May 20 and 21, 2017. All online tickets sold will be mailed to the purchaser via U.S. Postal Service First Class mail within 3 business days of the transaction date.

 

D. Does Project Horse anticipate selling tickets outside the Commonwealth of Virginia?

Emails and social media posts will announce the sale of raffle tickets and raffle information will be posted on the Project Horse website.  Project Horse has followers throughout the United States, so it is possible there will be purchases made outside the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Purchasers outside the Commonwealth must abide by all laws as they pertain to their particular city/county/state. 

 

E. Where does the organization plan to store unsold and winning raffle tickets during the three year time frame?

At the conclusion of the raffle drawing, and after the winner has been declared, ticket stubs and any unsold tickets will be stored in a sealed container in the Project Horse office, at 18915 Lincoln Road Purcellville, VA 20132, for a period of three years following the end of fiscal year 2017.

 

Part 3 – Drawing Process and Prize Winners

 

A. Who will conduct the raffle drawing?

The raffle drawing will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm EDT at the Project Horse Empowerment Center.  Darcy Woessner, founder and Executive Director of Project Horse, or her designee, will draw the winning ticket in a blind drawing.

 

B. Describe the drawing process.

A box containing all of the purchased ticket stubs will be presented to Ms. Woessner or her designee.  A blind drawing will be held (the person pulling the ticket will not be able to see

into the box).  The winner of the raffle will be announced at the time of the drawing.

 

C. How will the prize be distributed?  How many days does the winner have to claim the prize?  What happens if the winner does not claim the prize?

The winner does not need to be present to win.  If the winner is not present, the Project Horse raffle coordinator will contact the winner using the contact information provided at the time of purchase.  If the prize is not claimed within 30 days of the drawing, or is refused by the winner within 30 days of the drawing, the prize shall be null and void and the money collected shall remain the property of Project Horse, to be used to fulfill its exempt purpose.

 

D. Please provide any other information pertinent to the drawing process or prize winner.

No tickets will be sold to persons who have not reached the age of 18 as of the date of

the drawing, May 21, 2017.  Winner agrees to all rules as stated on the ticket, on the Project Horse website and outlined here in the Raffle Rules & Restrictions.